Can you describe your career pathway ? Why did you choose Perenco ?
I have chosen Perenco for the entrepreneurial spirit of the managers and the confidence they give to their employees. It is a flexible, mobile company, which allows for a varied experience and rapid progress. After my studies at HEC, for various reasons, I made the unsusual choice of the oil sector and I worked for Schlumberger for six years as a strategy consultant, speacialising in the oil and gas operators. When I left, my job research naturally led me to look for operators, Perenco in particular.
What are your objectives ?
I manage finance, legal, associations, marketing and contents.
In practical terms, I handle subsidiary finance and I am in charge of the reporting, not only for headquarters, but also for our partners. In the Congo, Perenco has six permits, with different associations every time. I also follow all the legal aspects of our projects with a dedicated team.
One special feature of the job is the responsibility for local content. The strategic challenge is to find a way for an inclusive growth, which indeed benefits the national economy but most importantly, benefits people.
Finally, in terms of marketing, my role is to optimise the sale of our production according to the different local qualities.
How would you describe PERENCO ?
Perenco is a start-up without being one. It is a flexible company, with a short decision circuit, which allows for great reactivity. The company has the ability to grow, whatever the price of the barrel.
The subsidiaries are extremely self-sufficient and the management trust their teams.
It is a young company … we see it regularly when attending meetings with our partners. Perenco teams are always the youngest!
Which corporate value(s) do you most admire at Perenco ?
Any new idea is listened, heard and considered.
Your favourite word?
And one word you hate?
A phrase: “This is how we have always done it”
A way to relieve stress?
In a football team, what position would you play?
Goalie (in true … and for the overview)
What is your favourite acronym?
Someone or a character that you love to follow?
Elon Musk for his iconic new technologies side
What do you miss the most when you are a long way from home?
My wife, my family
How do you stay connected with your loved ones?
WhatsApp and the satellite telephone
Your favourite country?
Your favourite holiday?
Discovery: nature and culture.